Manager Mark Cooper has confirmed Barrow AFC are taking a look at Leeds United’s Josh Galloway on a trial basis.

The 19-year-old former Carlisle youth player featured in the Bluebirds’ Lancashire Cup tie at Burnley on Tuesday.

The winger is understood to be available for a move after struggling to force his way through at Elland Road.

Galloway played the full game in the 0-0 draw and missed a penalty in Barrow’s shoot-out defeat. Cooper is yet to confirm what the future could hold for Galloway. “We’re just having a look at him,” the Bluebirds boss said.

Galloway impressed when coming through the youth ranks at Carlisle before being snapped up by Leeds in 2019. He has featured for the Premier League club’s under-23s but looks set to move on from the top-flight outfit.

Cooper, meanwhile, said Mike Jones will have benefited from 90 minutes’ action at Burnley – his second outing after nearly a year on the sidelines.

“He’s ready,” the AFC boss said. “I have no qualms about involving him in the squad at all.”

Cooper added that other injury issues had led him to field more first-teamers than was ideal in the cup game. “We had to play quite a lot of the players who were in the starting XI last Saturday and will be in this Saturday – we had to risk them,” he said.

Cooper confirmed Dimitri Sea was back with the squad, having revealed last week that the frontman had not returned to the club from a trip home to France as expected.

“He’s back but nowhere near fit. He’s got another four weeks or so out,” said Cooper of the striker, who has a hamstring issue.

Jamie Devitt has had an injection in his calf injury, the boss added, but is not yet ready to return.